History of the National Strategic Selling Institute
The College of Business Administration called for proposals for the J.J. Vanier Faculty of Distinction Endowed Chair in the College of Business Administration
The J.J. Vanier Distinguished Endowed Chair in the College of Business Administration was assigned to the Department of Marketing.
Dr. Dawn Deeter is hired in the College of Business Administration to develop and lead the National Strategic Selling Institute
The First K-State Sales Team is established. Three students participate in the Great Northwoods Sales Warm-up at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
The First Sales Week takes placewith five companies attendingthe Sales Career Fair
• The Certificate in Professional Strategic Selling launches, bringing two new courses: Sales Management and Advanced Selling.
• The Corporate Partner Program is established.
The first NSSI Benefit Auction takes place, led by 15 students in the Advanced Selling Course, raising $11,000.
The first students to earn a certificate in Professional Strategic Selling graduates.
The Sales Team wins its first competition at the RBI Sales Challenge, followed by many more wins.
Enrollment in the certificate reaches more than 200, necessitating new faculty and staff hires.
The major in Professional Strategic Selling is established, just one of 19
in the United States at the time.
253 students are enrolled in the certificate or major in Professional Strategic Selling, with nine faculty and staff members.
K-State Sales Team places first in 2021 Collegiate World Cup of Sales.
NSSI celebrated it's tenth anniversary!
Dean Kevin Gwinner wins USCAOutstanding Dean's Award for 2023
The National Strategic Selling Institute was made possible through our Investment Partners. Investment Partners are individuals and/or companies that have given significant monetary donations. These donors have generously provided some of the funding for the National Strategic Selling Institute (NSSI) to grow over the years, and continue to grow as we look into the future. Investment Partners are important to the history of the NSSI, as they have helped lay the foundation on which the NSSI has built, and will continue to build, for the future.
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